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Monthly Wedding Checklist

Monthly Wedding Checklist

12+ Months

Ο   Determine Budget
Ο   Gather Ideas & Information
Ο   Choose a Date & Location
Ο   Choose Your Bridal Party
Ο   Begin Creating a Guest List
Ο   Hire a Wedding Planner
Ο   Design a Fun Wedding Website


Ο   Research Marriage Requirements

6-9 Months

Ο   Select a Photographer
Ο   Have Engagement Photos Taken
Ο   Finalize Guest List
Ο   Send Out Save-the-Dates
Ο   Pick a Caterer
Ο   Select a Florist
Ο   Select a DJ or a Band
Ο   Appoint an Officiant
Ο   Purchase Your Wedding Dress
Ο   Decide on Bridal Party Attire
Ο   Register for Gifts
Ο   Decide on Color Palette & Style of Wedding


4-6 Months

Ο   Reserve Rental Items
Ο   Order Wedding Cake and/or Desserts
Ο   Get Groom & Groomsmen Fitted
Ο   Purchase Wedding Rings
Ο   Order Invitations & Other Stationery
Ο   Reserve a Room Block for Out-of-Towners
Ο   Plan Your Honeymoon & Apply for Any Passports

2-4 Months

Ο   Plan Fun Group Activities for Guests
Ο   Plan a Hair & makeup Trial Run
Ο   Book Rehearsal Dinner
Ο   Begin Wedding Dress Alterations

Ο   Finalize Menu & Flowers
Ο   Give Vendors a First Draft Event Schedule
Ο   Send out Formal Invitations (mail out invitations 6-8 weeks before wedding day)


1-2 Months

Ο   Pick Up Wedding Rings
Ο   Purchase Wedding Attire Accessories
Ο   Schedule Final Dress Fitting
Ο   Purchase Wedding Weekend Attire
Ο   Schedule Spa Services for Bridesmaids
Ο   Finalize Event Schedule
Ο   Confirm Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Attire & Gifts
Ο   Confirm Photo List With Photographer
Ο   Create Guest Favors & Welcome Bags
Ο   Finalize Rehearsal Dinner & Mail Out Invitations
Ο   Enjoy a Bachelorette Weekend With the Girls

4  Week Countdown

Ο   Obtain a Marriage License
Ο   Pack for Your Honeymoon
Ο   Break in Your Wedding Shoes
Ο   Confirm Transportation & Travel
Ο   Confirm all Wedding Details With Vendors
Ο   Provide Final Guest Count to Caterer
Ο   Create Final Seating Chart & Escort Cards
Ο   Send Timeline & Contact Info to The Bridal Party


24 Hours

Ο   Confirm All Details With Planner & Officiant
Ο   Drop off Welcome Bags to Lodging
Ο   Create Vendor Check & Tip Envelopes

The Big Day

Ο   Enjoy Every Little Detail of Your Fabulous Wedding



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